Friday, April 17, 2009


You've probably seen it. Everyone's talking about it--Susan Boyle's performance on Britain's Got Talent. When I watched, here's what struck me. Without the mocking of the crowd, the obvious criticism and judging of this woman even before she sings, the ultimate victory of her performance wouldn't have mesmerized viewers. As we watch one of her dreams come true (she's been singing since she was 12) we are transported. She nailed her solo. She captured our imaginations. She elicited our cynicism and for that we all felt conviction. From judgmental expressions, the audience went to cheers and standing ovations. From criticism to conviction. From us against her, to "we're with you!" But without the darkness, the success wouldn't have tasted so good. The same is true in fiction and the same is true in our lives as God is glorified by bringing us through to victory. If you haven't seen it, take a look. You won't regret it.

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